Wrestling With Sin: 293

Brian Damage

This is the 293rd installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.

Get Away Scott Free

George Scott was hired by Vince McMahon Sr. to help book the WWF once his son Vince Jr took over the company. Scott was an old school booker, who had vast knowledge of the inner workings of the wrestling business. George Scott was very instrumental an the WWF’s early success with their move to national expansion in the early 1980’s.

As the WWF grew in popularity, so too did Scott’s responsibilities. Seeing as this was the 80’s, drugs were becoming more of an issue behind the scenes. Scott was made the WWF’s drug enforcer that handed out punishments to those taking narcotics. Every time the company returned to its home base of Madison Square Garden in New York City…there were always drug dealers that came backstage to supply the wrestlers with their drug of choice.

On one such occasion, Scott noticed what he deemed “unsavory individuals” hanging out backstage. Everyone knew that they were drug dealers and Scott threw them out of the arena. The problem was, that the people Scott threw out were affiliated with Hulk Hogan…who was quickly becoming a huge star. When Hogan found out what Scott had done, the two got into a very heated argument and needed to be separated from one another. Hogan then went straight to Vince McMahon and complained about Scott. The two would become bitter enemies after that night for the remainder of Scott’s stay there.

Many believe that it was Hogan who used politics to get Scott removed from the company in 1986. George Scott insisted that he quit the company due to being overworked.

It Would Be-Juvi You to Return the Title Belt

In November of 2001, Juventud Guerrera defeated Kid Kash to become the world cruiserweight champion for the upstart promotion called the XWF. While he was champion, Juventud claimed the title belt went missing. Konnan who was also a part of the promotion….knew Juvi very well. He knew that Juventud had a history of stealing championship belts to add to his collection. Konnan went to Jimmy Hart (who was running the company) and told him about Guerrera’s past issues.

Jimmy Hart approached Juventud and asked him where the belt was…to which Juvi claimed to have no idea. Hart then told Juvi how much the creation of that title cost and if the belt wasn’t returned to him by the next day…the money would come out of his pay check. Miraculously, the XWF cruiserweight belt was “found” in the locker room the next day. Juventud was stripped of the belt and awarded back to Kash. Jimmy Hart never filed any charges against Juventud, but no longer used him for the remainder of XWF’s existence.

A Venis Problem

In the 1990’s, Sean Morley aka ‘Val Venis’ portrayed a porn star who transitioned to pro wrestling in the WWF. One day at a wrestling convention, Venis met Hyatt and the two hit it off. At the time, Missy was dating another wrestler named Scott Putski, but the two had been arguing and having problems. Missy was attracted to Val and decided to give him her number. The two would meet up in Times Square in New York City and have dinner together. Hyatt then claims the two went back to her apartment and had sex.

According to Missy, Val wasn’t like his gimmick at all and lasted only a few seconds. On top of that, she claimed that he wasn’t exactly the ‘Big Valbowski” and laughed at his Venis size. She claimed she was so disgusted, she asked him to leave. Val disputed that he ever had sex with Missy and that they only had dinner together. He also added that Missy was hounding him to get her a job with the WWF and was constantly calling him after the their date. Venis said it got so bad, that he had to change his phone number.

No Will Power

A California independent wrestler named Will Cuevas was arrested in January of 2020 for trying to seduce a minor. Cuevas was charged with sending harmful material to a minor, contacting a minor with intent to commit and arranging sexual meeting with minor. Cuevas is a former military veteran who wrestled for various indie groups in Northern California. He once even had a tryout with the WWE as a referee.

This isn’t the first time Cuevas has gotten in trouble with the law. In 2018, he was arrested for sending lewd material to a minor. As of this writing Cuevas is being held in a jail in San Jose, California.

3 thoughts on “Wrestling With Sin: 293

  1. So that’s why Scott didn’t last long in the WWF. I wonder why Bret never mentioned this in his book.
    I believe Hyatt and Morely’s stories, and that both versions, when combined, are true.

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